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Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints 11/16/14 - NFL Picks & Predictions

New Orleans Saints (4-5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (5-3-1) Odds & Info

Game New Orleans Saints (4-5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (5-3-1)
Date & Time Sunday November 16, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
Latest odds
NO -7.5 Total 51
TV Channel
CBS

Two teams in great need of a win square off in week 11, as the Cincinnati Bengals visit the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome.

The Bengals are currently a half game behind the Cleveland Browns for first place in the AFC North Division. Last week, Cincinnati stumbled against Cleveland 24-3 at home in a first place showdown. Andy Dalton looked rattled all night, completing 8 out of 26 passes for a dismal 67 yards and three interceptions. On the night, Cincinnati was out gained 368-165 by Cleveland. The Bengals now own a 18-41 record all-time in games played in primetime.

For the season, Cincinnati ranks 21st in passing offense, 12th in rushing offense, and 19th in scoring offense at 21.9 points per game.
New Orleans Saints are coming off a rare home loss in week 10. Despite the Saints’ struggles, they are still currently in first place in the woeful NFC South Division. New Orleans need this win, as a loss against Cincinnati would drop them into second place with six games remaining. In week 10, the Saints lost their first home game of the season 27-24 in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers. The loss snapped a streak of 11 straight home wins for New Orleans and 20 straight home wins under head coach Sean Payton. On the last play of regulation, The Saints looked to have won the game in dramatic fashion when Drew Brees connected with Jimmy Graham on a long touchdown pass. However, the play was called back for offensive pass interference.

Through nine games, New Orleans ranks 3rd in passing offense, 6th in rushing offense, and 6th in scoring offense at 27.9 points per game.

This game should feature lots of scoring, as both defenses have been below average this season. Cincinnati ranks 30th in total defense and has allowed an average of 23.4 points per contest. New Orleans ranks 19th in total defense and has allowed an average of 25.0 points per contest.

Recent Betting Trends

Cincinnati is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games.
Cincinnati is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road.
New Orleans is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games.

Free NFL Pick:

New Orleans Saints -7.5

Despite the home loss last week, I still like New Orleans at home. The Saints are a covering machine when they play in front of their fans and Cincinnati has never been a great road team. Look for Drew Brees and company to come away with the win and the cover. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Saints win and cover ATS 35-24.

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